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Thank you for your interest in visiting Fishermen’s Inn. We are a family owned lodge, committed to privacy and comfort. With over 40 years of Alaskan wilderness experience, 2023 will be our 24th year in operation. Fishermen’s Inn is a small, quaint lodge on Baranof Island, accommodating 6-8 people. Our Cessna 185 floatplane will provide access to places very few people go. We also provide guided fly out day trips out of Sitka.

We have a variety of fish including Sockeye, Coho, Chum, King, and Pink salmon. Also Halibut, a variety of Rockfish and Lingcod just to mention a few. We also offer an exclusive fly out adventure for Rainbow Trout, Steelhead and Sea Run Cutthroat Trout. We’ve had many King Salmon caught standing on the floats of the plane in saltwater. We suggest using fishing poles but we had a guest land a silver salmon with his bare hands that jumped into the skiff. That’s a true story! We’ve had many people catch their first rainbows on fly rods.

Our season is from mid-April to mid-September. We ask that you please let us know of the dates you may be interested in so that we can assure their availability. The flight from/to Sitka is provided for our guests and is about 45 minutes.

We are always looking for better ways to make Fishermen’s Inn a success. To make our business run more smoothly and to give you the best possible Fishermen’s Inn, we have chosen to institute the following:

Deposits/Cancelation Policy

A deposit of $500.00 is required per person within 2 weeks of your reservation. This $500.00 is NON-REFUNDABLE and will insure that we hold the spot for you. The remaining is to be paid at the end of your trip. Sorry, no credit cards are accepted at this time.

Airline Booking Instructions

When booking your flight with the airlines (Alaska Airlines), unless you are planning to spend the night in Sitka, please book your trip so you arrive in Sitka early, 1pm at the latest. Upon leaving, unless you are planning to spend the night in Sitka, please book your flight no earlier than the 1pm flight. Early morning fog is always a possibility, please be aware there might be delays on either end of your trip.

What to Bring

First of all, Southeast Alaska is a rainforest. It is generally wetter and milder than the rest of Alaska and it would be helpful to bring clothing that can be easily layered. Temperatures can vary from the low 50’s to the high 70’s and can be windy, rainy and sunny the same day. Also, Port Alexander has no large stores, doctors or drug stores, visitors may want to bring all the medications and first aid supplies they might need.

  • Comfortable Pants and / or Sweats
  • T-shirts / underclothing
  • Sweatshirt or fleece top
  • Mid-weight jacket
  • Tennis shoes and/or hiking boots (preferably shoes that can get wet)
  • Sun protection
  • Sunglasses
  • Seasick remedy (if needed)
  • Slippers
  • Swim suit (for hot tub)
  • Waders/wader boots for stream fishing (gortex type are the most preferred) or rain pants
  • Rain jacket and rain boots
  • Camera and film

Photo opportunities include whales, eagles, sea lions, porpoise, sea otters, seals and numerous sea birds and an occasional brown or black bear.
We have some miscellaneous pairs of boots and neoprene wader available that have been left by our guests, please call for sizes.
Try to pack light so that you will have room to take home your fish as luggage. Also a washer and dryer are supplied for your convenience.

What We Include

Meals, Lodging and Transportation

All food including a pantry full of snacks is provided. Continental breakfast items such as cereal, fruits and baked goods are there to enjoy. Lunch and a wonderful home cooked dinner, prepared Alaskan family style, are provided for you along with plenty of fresh baked bread and a “bottomless” cookie jar. We also provide daily maid service, a private hot tub and air transportation between Sitka and Fishermen’s Inn.

Guided Freshwater and Saltwater fly-in fishing

Delight in a day of guided fly in fishing with Kevin, a licensed guide with the forest service, and a licensed sport-fishing guide with the State of Alaska. Be flown into mountain lakes and streams for rainbow and cutthroat trout or bays to fish for all 5 species of salmon.

Unguided Saltwater Fishing

Enjoy a full day of saltwater fishing for Halibut, Salmon, Lingcod and a variety of Rockfish. Fish processing includes, filleted, vacuum packed, blast frozen and boxed fish.

Skiffs with outboard motors

We provide 17' aluminum skiffs. All fishing poles and gear are provided as well as safety equipment (radio, flares, life jackets, etc...)

We offer a 5-Day 5-Night Package with lodging and meals.

The package includes four days of fishing for $4,500. per person. 

Package Includes:

  • Air Transportation to and from Sitka to Fishermen's Inn
  • 5 days of Lodging and Meals
  • Guided Fly Out
  • Un-Guided Saltwater Fishing
  • Fish Processing
  • Bed and Sales Taxes

We can also book a custom package around our guests particular interests.
All rates are based on a 2 person minimum.
We have 4 single and 2 double ocean kayaks available for all of our guests to enjoy.

What We Don't Include

  • Airfare from your home to/from Sitka, Alaska
  • Alcoholic beverages (Can be purchased in Sitka prior to arriving at Port Alexander.)
  • Fishing license (Can be purchased online or in Sitka.)


Waiver and Release Forms

A completed waiver and release agreement must be signed and returned with your deposit.

Download the forms here and either fax or mail them to us!

Guest Application Form
Waiver Form
Minors Waiver and Release Form

Please feel free to call, write or email if you have any additional questions.